Marijuana Studies

Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Fewer Complications In Patients With Ulcerative Colitis

A history of cannabis use is associated with fewer complications among patients hospitalized for ulcerative colitis (UC), according to data published in the journal Medicine. Investigators from the John Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore and the Digestive Disease Institute in Cleveland compared the prevalence of UC complications during hospitalization in [read more]

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California’s Medical Marijuana Law Associated With Sustained Decline In Traffic Fatalities

The enactment of California’s 1996 medical cannabis access law is associated with a significant and a sustained decline in motor vehicle fatalities, according to data published in the Journal of Experimental Criminology. A team of investigators from the University of California at Irvine assessed the relationship between the enactment of California’s medical cannabis [read more]

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Adolescent Cannabis Exposure Not Associated With Structural Brain Changes In Adulthood Per Study

The use of cannabis during adolescence is not associated with structural brain differences in adulthood, according to longitudinal data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Investigators from Arizona State University and the University of Pittsburgh assessed the impact of adolescent cannabis exposure on brain morphology in adulthood. Researchers tracked differing adolescent [read more]

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Review: Patients Frequently Report Consuming Marijuana To Mitigate Symptoms Of Pain And Anxiety

Those who consume cannabis for therapeutic purposes typically self-report using it to reduce symptoms of pain and anxiety, according to the results of a systematic literature review in the journal Social Science & Medicine. A team of researchers from Syracuse University in New York pooled results from 15 separate studies, involving over [read more]

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Study: History Of Marijuana Use Associated With Lower Risk Of Liver Disease

Subjects with a history of cannabis use are less likely than abstainers to develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to longitudinal data published in the journal Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry. A team of Spanish investigators assessed the relationship between cannabis use and liver steatosis over a three-year period. They determined [read more]

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Study: Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations Associated With Self-Reported Declines In Youth Use

The enactment of laws regulating the use of cannabis by adults is associated with short-term declines in self-reported marijuana use by young people, according to findings published today in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. “Ensuring the safety of our kids is always a top priority,” said NORML State Policies Coordinator Carly Wolf. “And the best way to do [read more]